Friday, April 18, 2008

Latest chain article for Step by Step Wire magazine

For 2008, I am writing a chain article every issue for Step by Step Wire magazine. I have already done 2 issues and here is the picture for my latest chain. I am really excited about this one. It is (of course) inspired by my latest obsession with classic wrought ironwork. I love how the weaves and small connecting jump rings give the illusion of a solder/welded join.

Hope you like it :)

Monday, April 7, 2008

Flu yuck!

I don't think I have ever gotten the flu before. But it hit me hard last Wednesday. I have been bed ridden since....ahhh! I rarely get sick and if I do, it is 24 hours and then done, no mas. Not this time!!!I have completely ignored my business and my children because I have been asleep for 20 out of the 24 hours of each of the past 4 days. I am now feeling a little better but I am so light headed I can hardly walk to the kitchen. I saw the doctor today and she said I was at the tail end of the flu. She told me to lay low at least one more day. She even offered me a note for work. That is pretty poignant. I do push myself pretty hard and if I need a note to give to myself from my doctor, well that is a sign to slow down...kinda poetic in a weird way.

Anyhow, I am on the mend. My mom has made me homemade chicken noodle soup and my husband is waiting on my hand and foot. I hope to be back to work in the next few days.